MLD MANUFACTURES HIGH PERFORMANCE OEM AND CUSTOM OPTICS FOR MEDICAL, AEROSPACE, DEFENSE, INDUSTRIAL AND SCIENTIFIC APPLICATIONS.
MLD was founded by Gary DeBell, Tony Louderback, and Len Mott in 1997. Today we are a company with more than thirty employees, including a dozen engineers, half of whom have advanced degrees in optics, physics or engineering. Our 24,000 square foot facility includes 7,000 square feet of clean-room manufacturing space. We serve the global optics community from our headquarters in Mountain View, California and our manufacturing facility in Eugene, Oregon.
We trace our heritage in optical technology to the laser developments and space programs of the 1960’s. MLD’s Tony Louderback co-invented the Ion Beam Sputtering (IBS) process for making the extremely low-loss mirrors required for ring-laser gyroscopes. Today we apply an advanced, proprietary version of IBS technology to the production of our optical coatings.